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Old 06-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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I am just beginning to get into offshore fishing and it seems like everyone I know has a different rig they like to tie while offshore. I'm going out on Sunday for some snapper and would like to no look like a dumbass in front of some more seasoned folks. Any suggestions on what to tie on - weight size, etc?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Weight depends on current.
My favorite rig is a daiwa 30 slt with braid with weight then bead then swivel then arms length of mono or floro carbon then hook to size of bait.
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Thanks, I was wondering if I could get away with a Carolina-type rig, but on steroids. What type of bead are you using? Just a regular orange one?
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Thanks, I was wondering if I could get away with a Carolina-type rig, but on steroids. What type of bead are you using? Just a regular orange one?
Sure thing Jeff, just any old bead like you'd rig up on a bass fishing rig...it's mainly to keep the weight from hitting the knot. I personally like about 4 feet of 60 lb fluorocarbon and a 8/0 circle hook...weight depends on current of course, but usually I fish with a 4-8 oz depending on depth.
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Thanks Mike. Time to broaden my fishing horizon. You go 4-8 oz egg ?
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Yep just an egg to make a Carolina rig on steroids like you said haha. Or you can always fish a big chicken rig with a bank sinker on the bottom to go after quantity so to speak.
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Gotcha. Thanks, Mike.
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I'll add my .02

I like to have a few dif rigs as mentioned, chicken 2 dropper with 10.oz bank usually gets the job done in most currents and 12 oz in the holding if ripping, sometimes an 8 0z if current is non-existent up to 100'. Moving to depths 165' & greater, 10 oz bank is a must & 8 oz egg for carolina rig.

The chicken rig is great for catching bait & smaller species and the carolina with larger circle hook will land the big ones. Hook a live bait fish such as a ruby in the shoulders and send down.

I keep a pitch pole or 2 ready for the bonus fish that will show up during the day such as a cobia or that wahoo we all wish for. Also, a lighter pitch pole for chicken dolphin with something shiny with feathers attached to the 30# Fouro.

Flouro carbon leader ranging from 30#-80# pending on the targeted species and structure is also a must for me.

I didn't mentioned the knocker rig but may want to give it a try as well.

Good luck & tight lines!

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See how i think? Im thinking oil rig.
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See how i think? Im thinking oil rig.
I did too, Neptune aka "beer can" and mp255 has been my favorite this year.

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